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  • Larry Bevand
    started a topic 2019 NAYCC - Kingston Ontario

    2019 NAYCC - Kingston Ontario

    Organized by the Chess'n Math Association for the CFC : Yes the event is happening in Kingston Ontario from Aug 16 - 20 2019 at Queen's University. My gang has told me to move my butt and get the advertisement with details posted...so by Jan 1, 2019...I will give you the link with all the info....honestly...we have a great venue (with a vue of Lake Ontario) hotel rates like you can not believe...you will be able to reserve on the University site beginning Jan 15, 2019...honestly...reserve early...we have blocked off 200 rooms...that will not satisfy everyone...

  • Erik Malmsten
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    If anyone knows any teenaged girls out there who are discouraged by the lack of female players, please tell them about this great event. There are 10 females under 18 coming up from the US (+3 others), but only 1 Canadian entered! Girls under 16 are 6 US, 4 Canadian (+3 others). It would be great to have more Canadian players take advantage of this fide-rated event.

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  • Larry Bevand
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    So we have set a new attendance record for this event!

    Today I had our gang from Chess'n Math (Francis, Christian and Omar) do a site inspection since our numbers are larger than what we had expected originally. They were impressed with the playing hall, the residence and the cafeteria. We will be able to handle 450 players but we may have issues with space for the parents. We have made some requests to solve this issue and the University will get back to us shortly. Within 10 days we will be posting specifics about all kinds of stuff on our website. You can go to www.chess-math.org and click on the box that says NAYCC in the lower left hand corner. Pairings, results etc will be appearing there.

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  • Francis Rodriguez
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    With 24 hours to go, before the next NAYCC Early Bird ends, we
    have already reached our target of 350 paid players registered!!

    https://chess-math.org/content/2019-naycc/players-list

    We've prob. overhauled our benchmark, as we have half a dozen unpaid
    entries too, not part of the tally. Last 24 hours to get the Early Bird price:

    https://chess-math.org/2019-north-am...-championships

    Promises to be an exciting summer in beautiful Kingston!
    Francis

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  • Hal Bond
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    Looking awesome Larry! Can't wait for it to start.

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  • Larry Bevand
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    We need less than 20 registrations to set a new record for this event!

    Entry fees increase at the end of the month.

    If you are hesitating because of lodging issues, contact me and I will see what I can do:

    bevand at chess hyphen math dot org

    This will be a great championship...you really do not want to miss it!

    Larry

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  • Larry Bevand
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    Hi Vlad,

    Based on a conversation I had with Francis this morning...I think he has bigger ambitions than that :).

    He is a whiz in the marketing department and has been a godsend to our organization over these many years!

    Now I have to find more space at the University :).

    Larry

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  • Vlad Drkulec
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    Wow! I think we were at about 200 at this point in 2016. Four hundred and fifty maybe?

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  • Larry Bevand
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    We are at 312 players now.

    U8 Girls - 10 players
    U8 Open - 22 players
    U10 Girls - 19 players
    U10 Open - 44 players
    U12 Girls - 21 players
    U12 Open - 56 players
    U14 Girls - 19 players
    U14 Open - 49 players
    U16 Girls - 9 players
    U16 Open - 30 players
    U18 Girls - 10 players
    U18 Open- 24 players

    Please check the list and point out any errors. Go to: www.chess-math.org and click on the box that says NAYCC...look to the right and you will see a link to the list.

    Larry

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  • Larry Bevand
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    It looks like we are at 310 players!

    We are going through the list to make sure we do not have duplicates and that we have not missed anyone.
    Pre-registered list will be available before the end of the day and I will post the link at that time.

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  • Larry Bevand
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    Hi Vlad,

    Francis, our marketing expert, called me this morning.

    He said, let's go for 400 players!

    I think we are at about 250 players at this point, including a nice contingent from the Bahamas!

    The pre-registered list will appear on Tuesday June 4, 2019.

    Still time to register at the reduced rates today. Tomorrow you pay more.

    Larry

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  • Vlad Drkulec
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    I would say that with two and a half months until the tournament starts, you are likely to break your old record.

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  • Larry Bevand
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    Rates go up on Saturday.

    We are over 200 players at this point with registrations from 4 countries. The University is sold out for Premium lodging....we have found rooms at the traditional University residence for $30 per person plus tax.

    We are still working on finding more premium rooms on-site.

    I would suggest you register before the rates increase...we will find solution for staying on-site.

    This is a great event which comes to Canada once every 3 years...make your plans NOW!

    Larry
    Last edited by Larry Bevand; Thursday, 30th May, 2019, 05:27 PM.

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  • Larry Bevand
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    Those who hesitate are lost!

    The University has informed me that all rooms are full!

    Contact me and I will see what I can do for you.

    Pre-Registered list will be posted during the first week of June.

    Larry

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  • Grey Guo
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    Yes, that's the reason I am asking as I found it's much better than what I experienced with google translate.

    Most of the contents are accurate, while a few word translation may not fit chess context, but we can understand very well.



    Originally posted by Francis Rodriguez View Post

    Hi Grey,

    Actually the translation's been done by my admin asstts. Yufan and Kaiyu
    Could you let us know where's the ambiguity/mistake, and we'll make the correction.
    (the event is only open to N.American countries:)

    Thanks,
    Francis

    Francis Rodrigues, LLB - Regional Director
    Strategy Games & The Chess'n Math Association
    tel: 416-488-5506; 416-486-3395; 647-232-6014 (cell)
    701 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON, M4S 2N4

    fax: 416-486-4637; website: www.chess-math.org

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